Saturday, October 24, 2009

Survived another day

Second peak done, it was a good thing we had no wind today, nice to have both ends done.
That is actually a 24' ladder, it was a bit of a stretch to get up to the peak. Maybe it did get too tall :-) Ben gave me a hand with a couple of the long sheets.
After waiting a couple weeks an excavator from down the road showed up today with some fill to finish the driveway to the barn, no more mud in front :-)
This is what I started the day with today, it was nice to have a change on the end towards the house.
24hrs. earlier this is what we had, the cruiser is getting cold and lonely outside.

Almost a blizzard, I think this is the third snowfall this year and not even November yet.

Steve, a buddy of mine up the road just finished sawing up the big cherry tree that we cut down at the beginning of the summer.
I had the bigger logs sawn into 2 1/2" slabs for some rustic tables or benches.
My photographer. I love her dearly, even if she doesn't want to walk in the mud to visit me slaving away on her barn:-)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Some fun at Bobs house

Brother Bob has been wanting to build a covered deck off his workshop for a while so today was the day. I love working on these old buildings. His house is over 100 years old and is one of the few houses in town with the old carriage house still standing.
It was a beautiful day today, almost a perfect fall day, we have not seen the sun here in quite a while.
It was a nice project, we got all the framing done in about 4 hours. just a little faster than the barn project :-)
Bob working hard or thinking about it.
Getting the roof panels in place, they worked ok for this project but we don't think we would use them for anything bigger. They were made of a compressed asphalt material.
Pretty well finished up, about 9 hours of work, a pretty good day. Now for a little work on the deck.
Last falls project at Bob's, we removed a wood retaining wall and built this boulder wall, that was quite a project. Looking good now that the grass is growing back in. It is dangerous to get me into a bobcat at my own house or someone else's, a person can do a lot of damage pretty quickly but in the end it usually comes back together :-)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Snow is coming tonight I'm not ready :-(

It was a challenging weekend on the barn, starting with an inch of snow in the morning(just enough so when it melted it made it all muddy again). Then came the wind from hell that tried to blow me off the ladder,I made it to the center on the end until the wind won and I stayed on the ground and worked on building the door.
Brother Bob came over today and it turned out to be a much more productive day and no wind just good company,finishing the end and all of the lower steel on the side,Thanks bob I could not have done it without you!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Siding is going on :-)

The barn is starting to match the Cruiser. The steel siding was about 2 weeks late in coming but it did give me time to get the framing done on the ends and a few other projects done around the house.
Built a small roof over the sliding door to cover the track and break up the siding on the end.
About a third of the way done now and hope to hit it again this weekend. I would really like to be working on the Cruiser(soon) I know Frank is going to bug me about having the camper in the barn when it is still under construction but I hate having it out in the rain and it has rained here a couple times a week since I started this project,argh.